This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IKEA Canada. All opinions are 100% mine.
My favourite piece of annual mail landed in my mailbox this week – the new IKEA catalogue. Cue happy dance! Anyone who has been following along on here for a while knows I am seriously obsessed with IKEA and have been ever since I discovered a love for Scandinavian design back in 2014. I love how they offer quintessential nordic design at an accessible price and that, even within their product lineup, they’ve got a range of price points to meet every budget. You can get the more basic stuff at really affordable prices or pay a little extra for their top-of-the-line pieces (which are still way less than similar designs by other Scandinavian brands).
IKEA has also really branched out with their styles and offerings in recent years, so much so that most people who ask me about the IKEA pieces I have in my house, are often surprised that they’re from the Swedish icon. Everyone knows the BILLY bookshelf, the POÄNG chair or the LACK coffee table, but there are so many new amazing products that have been added to the IKEA lineup in the past couple of years and that list just keeps growing with every new year. Which is why I always get giddy with anticipation as I open the IKEA catalogue for the very first time each summer and flip from one page to the next, excitedly noting all the beautiful new pieces that I can’t wait to get my hands on.
The 2018 IKEA catalogue is all about style for the many. They’ve really put an emphasis on featuring products and solutions that work for everyone. Whether you’re into minimalist Scandinavian design like myself, big glamour like Maryam Mahdavi (who created a theatrical, baroque-inspired space using only IKEA products and her vivid imagination), or something entirely different, IKEA has what you need to create the perfect space for you.
Can you believe that this kitchen, including appliances and countertop, is under $3,200? Their affordable spaces have always been one of my favourite aspects of the IKEA catalogue. Goes to show you that good design doesn’t need to cost a fortune.
There’s also an insert included that highlights new lower prices on some old favourite products at IKEA. Our dining table, which I absolutely love and get asked about all the time, is down a whopping $100! Several of the KIVIK sofas and covers are also reduced (my favourite KIVIK colour is shown above). You can find the full list of reductions here.
The two new product lines that I am most excited about are SVALNÄS (above left) and YPPERLIG (above right). The SVALNÄS series lets you customize your own combination of desk spaces, shelving, and wall storage into a gorgeous bamboo and white wall system. I love how IKEA is focusing more and more on renewable and sustainable materials and this series is no exception. It’s also seriously gorgeous to look at and I love that you can combine it in countless ways to make your own unique solution.
The YPPERLIG collection is what has me absolutely giddy with excitement over this year’s catalogue. It’s a collaboration between IKEA and Danish furniture company HAY (one of my all-time favourite Scandinavian design houses!) and each piece is seriously drool-worthy. It’s not available in Canada until October 17th but you can bet I have that date marked in my calendar already. I’m most excited about the sleeper sofa and the Monobloc chair – now I just have to figure out where in my tiny house I can squeeze this gorgeous pieces! Haha.
Most of what’s in the 2018 IKEA catalogue is already available to purchase in store, so I’ve rounded up my top 25 new arrivals:
ODGER chair | FUBBLA work lamp | SVALNÄS wall-mounted storage | TILLAGD 20-piece flatware set | STOCKHOLM 2017 tray | DAIDAI plant pot | INTRESSANT spice mill | PUDDA basket | MÖRBYLÅNGA bench | MYRHEDEN frame | STOCKHOLM 2017 tray | VEDBO armchair | ÖSTERNÄS leather handle | NYMÅNE pendant lamp | LIVSLÅNG vase | PLUMSA laundry bag | LIVSLÅNG vase | SMÅÄTA chopping board | DUNÄNG throw | STOCKHOLM 2017 coffee table | TILLAGD 20-piece flatware set | KARLSNÄS frame | GRADVIS vase | SKUGGIS hook | SNOFSA clock
What are your favourite items from the new IKEA 2018 Catalogue?